Well, between my waffle iron experiments and yesterday’s hot chocolate adventure – which was totally awesome I must say!! – I’ve decided that there needs to be way more exercise involved in some of my up-coming daily adventures. One does not eat waffled turkey stuffing for lunch without consequences.
For help in putting more exercise into my days and weeks, I turned to a friend of mine who has proven to be extremely knowledgeable on all the latest fitness crazes.
Have you heard of (or tried?) any of these fitness programs that are apparently “sweeping the country by storm?”
Surfset®– a workout using the SURFSET® Board; “the world’s first total-body surf trainer designed to mimic the movement of a surfboard on water”.
Barre Works™ – an exercise system with workouts that “blend fitness training, core conditioning, yoga and pilates into one dynamic class”.
Bokwa® – a different approach to group exercise where participants “draw letters and numbers with their feet while performing an energizing and addictive cardio workout routine”.
FitWall – I think this video gives you an idea of what FitWall is all about (hint: the wall):
I’m not sure what to make of all these ‘fitness systems’. Do they exist because people don’t really enjoy working out and need to be distracted with new methods and toys to keep them going or is the opposite? Are these new methods being created to give all the fitness devotees out there something else to have fun with while they get fit on?
I think most of the classes listed above sound pretty fun. I haven’t historically been very good at sticking with a fitness program but I do appreciate a little variety so I’m planning to try out as many of them as I can over the coming weeks – maybe one of them speak to me. For today though, I tried yet another newbie exercise system.
Adventure-A-Day: Day 19
This morning I decided to go to a group Da Vinci Body Board fitness class. I actually started going a few weeks ago and have been quite enjoying it. The Da Vinci Body Board is a fitness system that is designed to deliver “superior strength training and cardio in just 20 minutes a day”. Essentially the class is conducted on long boards that have opposing tension systems built-in to give a great, full-body workout.
The Da Vinci Body Board class worked well for me. I like having the tension bands adding to the difficulty of the workout for both my arms and my legs. I also found that my core was engaged throughout the entire workout and because everything is intensified, each exercise move we worked through only lasted a short time (thank you!). Every time I’ve done the class I’ve been amazed at how quickly the time goes by. What more can you ask for in an exercise program? Especially for someone who doesn’t actually enjoy working out.
I’m looking to forward to trying out all these new fitness crazes. I’m interested to see just how innovative and effective they are but even more so, I’m motivated by a girls weekend get-away I have coming up in April in South Beach. I need to be bathing suit ready!
Did you have an adventure today? What’s your fitness program of choice?
I’m adventureless this month, sadly… but skiing next month! Tonight it will be another trip to the gym… maybe enrolling in a class. You have inspired me.to get my ski legs in shape! :-)